Heavy snowfall expected in D.C. area Monday

Posted Sunday, Feb. 27, 11:18 p.m.

As D.C. residents gear up for a snowy Monday, GW students are being encouraged to monitor the status of the University as classes may be canceled.

The National Weather Service is predicting 6 to 10 inches of snow to fall on the city through Monday night. The snow is expected to begin around 1 a.m. and the heaviest snowfall should be between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Tracy Schario, GW’s director of media relations, said decisions about school closures are usually made by around 6 a.m. She said students can check the GW recorded information line for updates about the University’s status at 994-5050.

Schario said the decision to close school is an executive one and that “the weather has to be pretty treacherous” for classes to be canceled.

The D.C. Department of Transportation is planning to mobilize at 1 a.m. on Monday to salt and plow the city’s roads, The Washington Post reported. The city has declared a snow emergency as of 9:30 a.m.

Stay with www.GWHATCHET.com throughout the early morning for updated information on the weather and the status of classes.

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